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Week 6, DAT 565: Information Visualization Parking Space Usage Presentation

Week 6, DAT 565: Information Visualization Parking Space Usage Presentation

APA format

Cite at least four (4) peer-reviewed references

Respond to the following:

As a city manager for a mid-size city, you must be able to examine patterns and trends to highlight organizational performance and support organizational strategic planning. One of the ways that is done is through analyzing the statistics. Still, just presenting the numbers is not always the most efficient way to present your analysis.


You are a city manager for a mid-size city that is anticipating increases in population and auto traffic as new industries move into the downtown area. Parking spaces are already hard to find and traffic congestion can be problematic from commuters and events like concerts and sports. Before considering adding additional parking, you think it is possible to use existing parking more effectively through a smart parking app that identifies parking space availability in different parking lots throughout the city in real time.

In this assessment, you will demonstrate your skill in information visualization when you present your recommendations to the City Council members who are responsible for deciding whether the city invests in resources to set in motion the smart parking space app.


Review the parking space usage file, see attached.

Select any 2 parking lots. For each one, review the scatter plot showing the occupancy rate at each time stamp during the week of 11/20/2022 –11/26/2022. Identify whether occupancy rates are time dependent. If so, identify the times that seem to experience the highest occupancy rates.

Research “smart cities” to provide guidance and support for your presentation.

Assessment Deliverable

Create a 10- to 12-slide information visualization presentation including voice-over or screencast video. Include the following in your presentation:

  • Slide 1 – Title Slide
  • Slide 2 – Introduction
  • Slide 3 – Outline the rationale of the project
  • Slide 4 – Outline the goals of the project
  • Slide 5 – Analyze the box plot charts showing the occupancy rates for each day of the week and interpret the results ***copy graph to slide***
  • Slide 6 – Analyze the box plot chart showing the occupancy rates for each parking lot and interpret the results ***copy graph to slide***
  • Slide 7 – Choose a scatter plot chart showing occupancy rate against the time of day over the course of the week and ***copy graph to slide***
  • Slide 8 – Repeat Slide 7 but with a different scatter plot chart
  • Slide 9 – Interpret the results
  • Slide 10 – Make a recommendation about continuing with the implementation of this project
  • Slide 11 – Conclusion
  • Slide 12 – References